Childbirth classes are an excellent way to access accurate information about home birth preparation, labor, birth, post-partum and newborn care. They provide an opportunity for parents to focus on the pregnancy together while making connections with other expectant families.
Genevieve and the Sisters Midwifery staff are available to offer guidance in scheduling classes, and you may inquire about classes led by Katie Hirst. Below are suggestions as to what classes may be beneficial. Also, be sure to read about all the services Sisters Midwifery provides.
Childbirth Class Suggestions
Class 1 – Your Body: How the body works during pregnancy, labor and birth. This involves muscles, bones, hormones, etc.
Class 2 – Labor: How it starts, how the support people can help, how we manage fear and work towards calm.
Class 3 – Birth: What birth is like, how to prepare your home for welcoming your baby there and what normal and abnormal looks like. Also discuss what happens if we need to transport to a hospital.
Class 4 – Breastfeeding: So many new parents make lots of preparations for the labor and birth, the nursery, etc. and don’t know a whole lot about breastfeeding. We will go in depth so that you aren’t surprised by much when it happens to you!
Class 5 – Siblings: A class for youngsters to learn about what to expect with a new baby coming.